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  1. Tookie

    Small Duckling Acting Off

    Hi! I just got 6 ducklings yesterday morning in the mail from Metzer hatchery, they hatched Tuesday morning. All were doing well yesterday, then today I noticed one of my Welsh Harlequins acting off. She’s the smallest out of the bunch, too small it seems. She’s constantly chirping, it’s pretty...
  2. J

    Consuming eggs and meat of ill quail

    New to the hobby and have just noticed some of my layers in 1 hutch appear to be falling ill with diarrhea and lethargy, with some having a closed eye. I was wondering if the eggs laid by those with symptoms can still be considered safe to consume or if they should just be thrown out? Also if I...
  3. MegTheHenEggQueen

    Older Hens getting Older

    Hiii! I have 3 older hens that are starting to get slower daily and are having some issues and looking a little raggedy. Here’s Oreo our Barred Rock Hen who was named after our 16 year old black lab mixed who passed on hospice a few months before starting our chicken journey. Anyways Oreo has a...
  4. Emery03

    Hen fell in pool

    My hen fell in our swimming pool and was in there for almost an hour. I am in Florida, so it’s not very cold but definitely cool enough to cause hypothermia. She was floating when we found her, she seemed exhausted. We put her on a heating pad and put her in a box in a dark quiet room. She is...
  5. W

    Rooster circling a previous sick hen

    A few days ago we removed, what we thought, was egg bound hen. We took her inside and did all the tricks that we were told to do. She never passed an egg but she was pooping and looked better so we put her back in the coop. Immediately my rooster started to circle her. We left her in there...
  6. A

    Help! Roster sick not sure what's wrong

    I have a less than 1-year-old rooster who has black spots all over his comb and the back of his head has been pecked at by one of our other roosters. His comb was sort of purple only at the tip about a week ago and we weren't sure what was wrong, recently it turned black and is more widespread...
  7. S

    Indio Gigante acting differently

    Hi! We've recently bought an Indio Gigante male about 6months old. The first few days was fine, then we've decided to mix him with a few hens so he could try to breed with them. (He hasn't touched one of them yet). About 2 days or so was fine, but today he was making some unusual noises and...
  8. DovesFlock

    Weird open bump on chickens beak?

    I’m not really sure what this is or how to fix it but any suggestions? It’s some hard white thing in the middle of her nostrils and has idk possibly dirt or something black in it. Is she ok?
  9. RareChicken

    Help! Rooster NOT doing well (photos included!)

    I have a rooster that’s been ill since the 3rd. Here’s the story… I noticed that he didn’t seem his typical insane self on the 3rd. That same day we had a rooster get his comb almost ripped off by what I believe was a barn cat from someone else’s property. I believe it grabbed him through the...
  10. P

    Sick or normal?

    My girl has a white spot that is next to her ear and above her waddle. It looks like it’s the same skin as the waddle and comb but I haven’t been able to find anything on it to make sure it’s normal. I’m unsure of the breed. She’s been acting fine but I’m just worried it’s something more serious...
  11. Greta the chicken lover

    My chicken will not eat!

    My chicken will not eat and I do not know what to do!!!!! My chicken (Nightshade) is a young Belgium Du'ccle. She will not eat! Her crop is getting smaller and she is sick. She has been sick for a few days and has not eaten. She cannot move her legs but her wings can move. I have been trying to...
  12. S

    Sick 1.5 year old hen help—what to do next?

    My lead hen who was sick a few months ago is acting odd again; I treated the flock with corid and VetRx back in September but for the past few weeks Salt has been slower, eating less, and while she can walk normally has lost her balance and fallen when we put her down from being held and when...
  13. McCluckster

    Duck not eating, appears weak and "tired"

    Hello there! I have this small Indian runner duck, who we call Mama duck, who is the survivor of a predator attack that took her leg. We've been helping her since she's lost her leg, and she does a pretty dang good job at getting around. Recently, however, she has seem less interested in food...
  14. L

    Sneezing and nose discharge

    Hi all! New-ish to chicken disease and am needing to nip it in the bud asap! We have a mixed flock of: Orpington, silkie, reds, leghorn, rock, ameracana, couple of mystery breeds, and turkeys plus peacock. Our silkie rooster has developed a sad crow and was sneezing and had nose discharge...
  15. I

    I know that this will be a lot, but I really need help with this.

    I know that this will be a lot, but I really need help with this. I have a pet broiler chicken (1 year and 10 months old) experiencing severe respiratory problems, likely due to a fungal infection, possibly candidiasis. This infection has affected multiple areas, including his comb (his comb...
  16. K

    Unwell Silkie rooster- please help

    Hi everyone- this one’s a bit of a puzzle! I have a 2 year old Silkie rooster, he is my absolute favourite chicken he’s super affectionate and friendly as I hand reared him, and him and his brother lived in a seperate coop from my main flock for the majority of their life- they were a great...
  17. dialuann

    Please help my Silkie Showgirl. She can’t walk.

    Hi! My hen/rooster (I am unsure of the gender since she is only four months old, but it may be a hen), who is a Silkie-Turken-Showgirl, has been acting rather strange. When I opened up the chickens, I found her laying down in the middle of the coop. She usually sleeps on a roost with another...
  18. B

    duck with protruding what seems to be keel bone

    my female duck has this bone that sticks out where her neck is and it is very sad to see her like this please help. She cant walk as normal anymore and is very slow compared to her male partner. her wings seem droopy as well. the lower part of her touches the ground and the part where it sticks...
  19. A

    Sick chicken can’t stand up

    So about two weeks ago my chicken’s comb started flopping over and I assumed heat stress (it’s very hot here) and gave her both antibiotics and electrolytes but she kept getting slower, following me everywhere I went, wouldn’t eat unless I hand fed her, and eventually two days ago collapsed. I...
  20. C

    Please help! I think my flock is experiencing a respiratory infection

    So a few days ago I made a post about my rooster Steve making a very strange moaning sound. Well today, one of my hens is sneezing and making wheezing sounds. She is still active and has no nasal discharge but I think it’s a respiratory infection going through my flock. I have never treated for...
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